Tree expert Michael Dirr calls this viburnum species "possibly the most elegant of flowering shrubs." Indeed, the tightly layered, velvety green leaf cover of this graceful shrub is appealing on it's own, and especially when it turns to reddish-purple in the fall. But the real show stopper is the spectacular array of pure white, flat-top flower heads which seems to float above the foliage in the spring. Shasta was selected for it's super size lace-cap blossoms that change into impressive, crimson berry clusters. The birds relish these berries which darken to nearly black by late fall. Shasta only reaches 2m (6') in height, but spreads out to 3m (10'). Ideal for a screen or hedge.
(Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosa 'Shasta')
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: AFTER LIGHT FROST